Life and Water vol.1
A plane was descending for final approach. There were no buildings below
my eyes. I saw stacks, the brick factories I guessed, in the vacant land.
A meandering river, small ponds. I got off the plane and went through the
time-worm passenger finger looks like built by all handmade glass and steel
frame. Passing by wooden partitions and bench of old fashioned waiting
room. "I heard the airport was built not so many years ago" I
got little worried for the travel just beginning. Although the anxiety's
blew off and I adapted to Bangladesh in half an hour.
For following two weeks, the sceneries that I had seen in Bangladesh were
repetition of the one that I saw from the plane window. Rivers, ponds,
tropical trees and cultivated fields. After all, the sceneries didn't have
so big difference wherever I visited. Especially, a river and pond was
an essence when I talk about Bangladesh scenery.
One thirds of country is washed by the floods in rainy season. The Ganges
originated in Himalaya runs all through India and branched at river mouth
like capillaries. Bangladesh people know the fact that floods has good
aspect too. Bringing fertile soil to the field, for example. Actually at
some place in the world, floods are left just it will be. However Bangladesh
is one of the most dense populated country. So the level is important.
If it's too much, it becomes disaster.
Now today's subject. Bangladesh people and water. As I mentioned, Bangladesh has such a geographic or climatic circumstances. Therefore people never think the flood river and pond was annoying things. In another words if you hate the water, you cannot survive in Bangladesh.
Road network is often interrupted by the rivers. Surely a ship takes a
huge role. Without using a boat, you have to make detour to the point where
a bridge cross the river. For Bangladesh people, a river is also very important
as domestic water. Housewives bring clothes to the river everyday. Washes
it in the river water and slaps it onto the stone again and again. Do you
know? the arm of housewife in Bangladesh is quite muscle.
Ducks swim beside them. The ducks and eggs would be standing by at the
bazaar. Of course, fisherman's fishes too. You can see bathing people too
in the very same river.
" Swing back and hit " Rajshahi, Bangladesh 2015